Friday, February 10, 2012

We ask you...

"Is it Soup or Art?" 

Asked by; Lily Tomlin in her one woman stage show titled, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe." 
When looking at a Andy Warlow painting of a can of Campbell's Tomato Soap she asks the question,  "Is it Soup or Art, Art or Soup, Soup or Art?"

Andy Warhol
Looking at Ted Lotts' small house frames in a chair, we ask you the same question, "Is it Soup or Art?"

Madison, WI-based artist and woodworker Ted Lott created this series of small house frames out of wood while in residency at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado. A nice comment on the role of traditional craft in the modern world.

He says, “Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition. Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world. Utilizing these techniques in a studio based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world.”

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